National Arbitrator Das Confirms Postal Service Must Provide NRLCA with “Final Worksheets” Comparing Rural and CDS Costs Prior to CDS Contract Renewal

On June 25, 2018, National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued his award in the long-awaited renewal of contract delivery service case. The Union’s grievance, filed in 2014, concerns the process the parties negotiated related to renewing CDS contracts pursuant to the 2012 Clarke interest arbitration award. The relevant contract language in Article 32 of the 2010-2015 … Read more

National Arbitrator Das Issues Award on DPS Flats Implementation Procedures

National Arbitrator Das Issues Award on DPS Flats Implementation Procedures In September 2011, pursuant to Article 19 of the National Agreement, the Postal Service issued its final DPS flats implementation procedures. These procedures differed significantly from the existing DPS letter implementation procedures and the Union challenged them on grounds that they were not, fair, reasonable … Read more